today’s news – 02/08/2022. 15:29
Security source: Al-Qaeda members were targeted while smuggling weapons to the Houthis
In his statement to Akhbar Alan, the security source confirmed that a leader in the organization and two other members were killed while trying to smuggle weapons and military equipment.
A security source in Ma’rib governorate revealed to News Now the number of Al-Qaeda dead in the air raid that targeted a “ghost” car in Wadi Ubaidah in the governorate. Marib.
The security source said that 3 members of al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula were killed in the air raid carried out by a US drone late on Saturday, north of the Al-Baqma center in the Al-Kola area in Wadi Ubaidah, east of the city. Marib.
In his statement to Al-Akhbar Al-Aan, the security source confirmed that a leader in the organization and two other members were killed while trying to smuggle weapons and military equipment, which are pieces of small-sized drones.
Kiev accuses Moscow of trying to “drive a wedge” between it and the West
Ukrainian Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba accused Russia on Monday of seeking to “drive a wedge” between his country and its Western allies, while receiving his German counterpart Annalina Berbock, who is on a visit to Kiev to support her in the current crisis between her and Moscow.
“No one in Russia, no matter how hard they try, will be able to drive a wedge between Ukraine and its partners,” Kuleba said.
For its part, Birbock announced that the West has prepared “severe” and “unprecedented” sanctions against Russia that it will impose if its forces invade Ukraine.
Air pollution costs the Middle East and North Africa billions
The World Bank announced in a report published Monday that air pollution is costing the region Middle east and North Africa about $141 billion annually, calling on countries in the region to make their economies “greener”.
The World Bank report indicated that the cost of air pollution, in addition to pollution of the seas and coasts, is “estimated at more than 3% of GDP” in some countries in the region, such as Egypt, Lebanon and Yemen, noting that “air pollution levels in major cities in the region are among the highest. In the world”.
“Productivity drops if residents are unable to work after they or their family members fall ill due to air pollution,” the report, titled “Clear Skies, Clear Seas,” states, “Health care costs can be a huge burden on individuals and governments.”